BT in Sub Saharan Africa

The value we deliver

p>We’re a leading global business communications provider. With more than 17,000 people worldwide, we supply ICT services to 5,500 multinational companies across 180 countries worldwide.
‪We combine our global strengths in networking, cloud-based unified collaboration, hybrid cloud services and security with our deep expertise and global delivery model to be a trusted partner for our customers. We provide them with the services they need to enable the digital transformation of their businesses.

We are supporting our customers in three core areas:

All are supported by best in class security and professional expertise to help you identify and protect what matters the most to your business.

Our portfolio strategy, the Cloud of Clouds, creates powerful new possibilities by combining our capabilities and expertise with those of our market-leading partners, globally into one cloud ecosystem. This is what truly brings digital initiatives to life for our customers.

Introduction to our Cloud of Clouds and our role as the Cloud Services Integrator

In the digital age, you need to make the most of the cloud to be successful, fast, agile and secure. Our portfolio strategy, the ‘Cloud of Clouds’ allows you to connect easily and securely to the applications and data you need, globally. We have the infrastructure, platform, tools, people, experience and relationships, making us the best partner for you to go on your cloud journey with, both now and into the future.

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Fast facts

  • Today, BT supports our customers through our 3 regional offices and network Points of Presence (PoP’s) in the key metropolitan areas of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban and offer a 24x7 network and customer support service center in Durban and Cape Town, that services 32 countries across the Middle East and African region:
  • We offer a fully-fledged carrier grade voice service that includes number allocation and porting, utilising the SIP protocol.  This network is incorporated within BT’s global voice network delivering traffic to almost all global destinations and offering value added services including ; global voice VPN’s, SIP clients that reduce roaming costs, and many more features.
  • BT’s global media network extends to South Africa and Nigeria thereby enabling the delivery of high quality, real-time video content between South Africa, Nigeria and media hubs worldwide.
  • International routing facilities at Melkbosstrand (SAT3), Yzerfontein (WACS), and Mtinzini (Seacom, EASSy and SAFE) landing stations provide for direct access to subsea cables, connecting Africa to the world.
  • BT has fully launched MPLS and CPE countries though NNI (Internet Solutions) into South Africa, Nigeria, Mauritius, Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania, Mozambique, Anglo, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Zambia.
  • BT has invested in its own owned network connection between Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban – making BT one of the first global operators in control of its own network infrastructure in South Africa.
  • BT has deployed a cloud compute node in a strategic carrier neutral facility in Johannesburg, offering Infrastructure as a Service, which connects to 17 other global nodes. This investment into fiber network and POPs across Africa, places BT in a position to provide our customers with better support and enhanced network IT services, which is an essential business enabler.
  • BT is also the central CPE provider to Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa.
  • BT offers enhanced security protection to all customers through Assure Threat Monitoring which protects organisations in many sectors of business and is widely used by leading banks and financial services companies, as well as other organisations targeted by cyber-attacks. 
  • BT partners with best of breed vendors and network expansion partners – including Avaya, Cisco, Microsoft, CMC and many more.
  • Investing in the future is also important and BT today has Pan-African direct connectivity (not internet) into 300 Global Data Centers (Azure, Office 365, AWS etc.). Furthermore, BT is 1 of only 2 providers of Pan-African access to the SWIFT network, and has Pan-African Industrial IT Securitization Solutions. BT has also invested into the Lagos based global Internet Node and the Nairobi based global Internet Node.



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BT in South Africa


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